Preparation info
  • Makes

    2–3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Taste of Australia: The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook

By Victoria Alexander and Genevieve Harris

Published 1995

  • About

Whether it is on the menu or not, we always have a supply of pesto in the coolroom. It can be mixed with pasta or into a salad dressing, or used to accompany almost anything else.


  • 1 cup (155 g/5 oz) pine nuts
  • 4 cups


PREHEAT THE OVEN to 180°C (355°F). Place the pine nuts on a baking sheet and roast them until they are golden brown. Set aside until they are cool.

WASH THE BASIL LEAVES and spin them dry. Place the basil leaves in a food processor or blender and add the salt and olive o